Less Intrusive Antivirus

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Empath, Aug 19, 2007.

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  1. Empath

    Empath Registered Member

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    I'm looking for a decent anti-virus that doesn't install itself so deeply that you can't turn it off completely whenever you wish. As far as that goes, I'm looking for a firewall that would do the same.

    There are times I don't need the protection, but it seems on the popular packages they remain even when shut off. I can turn it off, but it still resides there and pops up a warning if a suspicious circumstance develops. There are times it's advantageous to not have it active at all.

    I'm not talking about scan only type apps. I'm talking about real-time monitoring, but totally removed when you turn it off.
     
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    I think Dr. Web and LnS would satisfy those requirements, for an antivirus and firewall respectively.
     
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  3. WSFuser

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    KAV can be easily disabled.
     
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    Blink Personal allows you to disable and re-enable each component individually or the entire program via the tray icon. See screenshot:
     

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  5. Kerodo

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    I think most if not all of them can be turned off if you disable and stop their running services, but this of course if rather inconvenient. It's a lot nicer and easier if you can do it from the GUI, but it IS possible..
     
  6. lodore

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    kav or bitdefender are the easiet to stop if you want to.
    both have a exit button on the right click menu of the icon in the tray icon.
    lodore
     
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    Also VBA32 with "Exit" & "Disable Monitor" buttons.
     
  8. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    norton
     
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    BOO!!!! BOOO!!!!! You hate to see a verteran make that kind of mistake!
     
  10. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    the OP is asking for quick turn off > turn on protection.

    norton is the best at this, it can be set to turn itself back on in X amount of minutes.

    definatly the best option and the most easy to do > right click > turn off.
     
  11. Empath

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    I appreciate your reasoning and attempt to help, C.S.J , but most systems I've seen barely survive the installation of Norton, and are still left with nuisance pieces of it on removal. It's hard enough to clear it on uninstall. I can't see it getting out of the way by just turning it off.

    I may not be expert, but I guess I am opinionated.
     
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    My signature is what you want. Each module can be deactivated whenever you wish.
     
  13. ejames82

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    it really is an excellent topic for discussion. if you are like me and do a lot of on-demand scans, then it's nice to avoid conflict. with my own computer, i used kaspersky and easily scanned with every programme i chose. both KAV and kerio 2.1.5 were disabled and re-enabled without a problem, and i am somewhat a newbie.
     
  14. lodore

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    this is an interesting topic since some avs cant be disabled easy.
    i had f-secure 2007 on my test pc the other day to answer some questions in the firewall forum.
    i clicked on the disable button and some f-secure processes where still running after.
    but with other avs you right click on the icon and click on exit and all processes from that av stops.
    and people have said that is hard to fully disable nod32 without uninstalling it.
    im gonna do a custom install of kis7.0 on my sisters laptop to only what she needs.
    lodore
     
  15. C.S.J

    C.S.J Massive Poster

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    this forum is biased!
    my post answered your question, if you dont like the answer, this is not my fault :)

    unless you try the 2007 version of norton, you wont know will you.
     
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